Port Kembla

Our centre at Port Kembla has a rich history of providing heartfelt care and support to people living with disadvantage for many years.

This is the place people depend on every day for social connection, a nutritious meal and a friendly chat to share life’s struggles with.

There is so much love in the hearts’ of the staff and friendly volunteers here and this can be clearly seen in their interactions with the people that visit this space.

The people who visit us often go days without life’s basics, such as food and a shower. The care our team provides goes beyond these basic needs, offering support with issues such as social and financial exclusion, mental health challenges, drug and alcohol dependence and housing needs. 

We are the heart of the Port Kembla community and the hope for many people who are living on the margins.

What we do

Community Space

The Community Centre plays an integral role in the Port Kembla community as a drop-in centre for street-based sex workers, people experiencing homelessness and people living on the margins.

The Centre provides a safe-place for where some of the most lonely and vulnerable people in our community are supported to address key issues, such as personal health, drug and alcohol dependence, mental health and housing needs. Responding with compassion, practical care and support, the service assists clients in developing skills to build independence and resilience.

Food Support

HopeStreet welcomes many people living with disadvantage through its doors every day, to enjoy nutritious, wholesome sit-down meals.

Most often, they are homeless and the meal we provide might be the only meal they eat that day. It’s not just about the meal though; HopeStreet is a safe and welcoming place where positive friendships are built and the sense of community is strong..  Food support extends beyond sit down meals at HopeStreet; crisis food packs are also provided often to individuals and families who lack the basic items to make a meal.

Chaplaincy

Our chaplains come alongside of people, offering support and a listening ear as they go through life’s challenges and experiences.

You don’t have to be religious; our chaplains are open-minded and approachable people who love God and love other people.

Our chaplains are a compassionate presence at HopeStreet, and are there to get to know people, their stories, hopes and dreams.

Our approach to Community Service

Offering hope to people living with disadvantage and distress

Visit Us

Contact us

Address
Corner of Darcy Road & Old Port Road
Port Kembla NSW 2505
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Visiting Hours
9:15am - 2.00pm Mon to Fri